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Mr. Incredible
Feb 16, 2011, 11:45 PM
When buying Apps for the iPad, do you buy iPad apps, or iPhone apps that you can use on the iPad as well?

I ask this for many reasons.

iPad apps are usually more expensive than iPhone apps, for example, Angry Birds for iPhone costs $0.99, whereas Angry Birds HD for iPad costs $4.99. Don't get me wrong, I do buy iPad apps, but usually when it's on sale, rarely for $4.99. And the apps I have are usually free also.

One reason to why I usually get iPhone apps, is because it's cheaper, and I make sure that they are compatible with iPad also, so I can play it on both screens.

But does the app look bad when using an iPhone/iPod app on the iPad?



Kadin
Feb 17, 2011, 12:50 AM
I can't stand the standard iPhone version apps on my iPad. Blowing it up to the 2x makes it even worse. I have a thing with jaggies... they make my skin crawl. lol. But seriously, I only have iPad Apps on my iPad. I have many on my iPhone that I would love to have on it but as I said, I can't stand it.

Maybe if I didn't also own the iPhone it would be different but as it is, I like to keep the apps on the respective device.

Mr. Incredible
Feb 17, 2011, 01:05 AM
The apps that are compatible with all 3 iOS devices, do you have to do the 2x zoom on them, or will it already be full screen with nice quality?

I see a game called, Archteype, it's a first person shooter, looks great for a $0.99, and it's compatible with all 3, but will it look good?

Sydde
Feb 17, 2011, 01:27 AM
The apps that are compatible with all 3 iOS devices, do you have to do the 2x zoom on them, or will it already be full screen with nice quality?

I see a game called, Archteype, it's a first person shooter, looks great for a $0.99, and it's compatible with all 3, but will it look good?

The iPad version is $1.99, that is the one you should use on an iPad.

Mr. Incredible
Feb 17, 2011, 01:56 AM
So, all the apps that say its compatible with all 3 iOS devices, those are the ones that require you to use the 2x zoom button on the iPad?

If so, then damn, I've been buying the wrong apps... :/

Bathplug
Feb 17, 2011, 06:20 AM
The apps with a + icon next to them in the app store indicate the app is universal and will fit the screen fully on the ipad & iphone. All iPhone apps I believe will work on the iPad but they look like crap imo.

So if you want apps for ipad then make sure your looking at the ipad section in the app store.

If your jailbroken then you can use fullforce which forces iphone apps on the ipad to be fullscreen.

maflynn
Feb 17, 2011, 06:29 AM
The best types of apps are what's written for the iPad, but if there's no iPad type for a given need. Wouldn't that make the iPhone app the best type for that need?

Phil A.
Feb 17, 2011, 07:24 AM
The only non-iPad app I have on my iPad is Spotify (because they still don't have an iPad native app out) and it annoys the hell out of me every time I use it.

Fortunately, I can start it then leave it running in the background so the annoyance is short-lived.

It's not just the jaggies that annoy me with iPhone apps on the iPad - you also get the iPhone keyboard instead of the iPad one.

I'd actually prefer it if the iPad didn't run iPhone only apps at all: It might force developers to actually produce more iPad native ones

SFStateStudent
Feb 20, 2011, 08:59 AM
A couple of my iPhone apps run better than the iPad specific apps...:cool:

braddick
Feb 20, 2011, 11:16 AM
A couple of my iPhone apps run better than the iPad specific apps...:cool:

Would you please tell us what those are?

Gryzor
Feb 20, 2011, 01:36 PM
The second option in this poll is ridiculous. Who in their right mind would buy an iPad and only use iPhone apps on it?! ROLMFAO!

I try to keep my iPad apps native, or at least universal so ideal for both. In fact, right now I don't think I have any iPhone apps on my iPad...

Tomple
Feb 20, 2011, 01:38 PM
I HATE pixel-doubling an app
Strains my eyes if I dont and horribly ugly if I do :P